Cardinals coach labels Peterson “best cornerback in the NFL”; Peterson agrees
In an interview on NBCSN Pro Football Talk on Wednesday, Peterson said “That fires me up; Coach Arians has that type of motivation to give to his players. I definitely feel like I am the best corner in the game. I just want to continue getting better every week,” he said. I believe if I do my job to the best of my ability, which is going out there and not letting the opponent’s number one receiver to get off and have a big game, I believe we have a big opportunity of winning the ball game.”
“I’m pleased to have that opportunity each and every week to go against the offense’s best receiver. I believe that if you can do that week in and week out then there’s no question that you are the number one defensive back in the league,” he concluded.
Peterson will get an opportunity to prove just that this Sunday when the Cardinals play the Carolina Panthers and will face their No.1 receiver. The Cardinals will need to up their game by a huge margin they want to win at their own home and get the practice they need for the upcoming games against Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.
“I have to do my part by slowing down Steve Smith and not letting him get off any big plays because he’s the Energizer bunny, you can’t let him get big plays early,” the cornerback noted. “If you do that, that’s something that gets him going. So I have to pretty much take him out of the game early, I know that’s a tough task, but I’m definitely ready for it.”